When I first laid eyes on Alys Beach, I think my jaw must have hit the floor. The gorgeous community on Florida’s Emerald Coast seems like something out of a dream. The development feels more like a small, idyllic Mediterranean village. The surreal beauty of the homes’ exteriors is matched by an abundance of thoughtful architectural details and beautiful interiors with global influences which make for a design lover’s dream. I can only imagine how much fun it would be to decorate one of these beauties.
The official Alys Beach website describes the green community as such:
“An oasis of luxury with a distinct Mediterranean feel, Alys Beach is the crown jewel of Florida’s Emerald Coast. It is a beach community founded in New Urbanism and built to exacting standards for the utmost in luxury living. It is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Alys Beach is a reminder that what once was can indeed still be. It is a life of balance, a life of beauty, a life of simplicity, a life of grace. Alys Beach is a life defined.
Located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Alys Beach boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With a carpet of sugar-fine sand descending into crystal-clear waters, this stretch of Gulf Coast is unmatched in beauty. Zoning laws preserve the pristine beach and keep it clear of the billboards and storefronts that litter ordinary beach towns. The Emerald Coast is so clean and well preserved that it has been certified as a Blue Wave Beach by the country’s only environmental-certification program for beaches.”
Are you hooked yet? What I wouldn’t do to have one of these gorgeous homes! By the way should serve as an example to new home builders. People want more details, whether they be specific to a particular period or region (except for Tuscany, please!) along with thoughtful architectural features. Normally, I am pretty good at editing the images I use in a post to a select handful to avoid bogging down my readers, but I couldn’t help myself in this post! There were too many beautiful images not to post, so I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I have.